Win a Copy of "Damnation Island" by Stacy Horn
Damnation Island is a bleak yet gripping look at life on Blackwell Island in the 19th century. The island housed NYC’s poor, insane, and criminal in close proximity. The facilities often used incarcerated inmates to act as nurse to the island’s most vulnerable.
Horn interweaves horrendous stories of mistreatment and misdiagnoses with the valiant efforts of activists and journalists such as Nellie Bly. This is a macabre depiction of the realities of 19th century institutional life in NYC.
Reviewed for you by Karen S., Materials Management Librarian.
Want to Win the Book?
- Leave a comment below on Wednesday, April 25, and include the name of the last book you gave as a gift.
- Everyone who leaves a comment here, on Facebook, Twitter OR Instagram will be entered into a random drawing (Library employees are not eligible). Please only enter in one place.
- The winner will be contacted by email on Thursday morning, April 26.
- The winner can pick up their prize at the Library location of their choice.
Win a Book Wednesdays will take place twice a month. Prize books are Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) of books that will be added to the Library collection within the next month, and can already be found in the Library catalog as "on order."
ARCs are uncorrected proofs given to the Library for review purposes only, and are not for sale.